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F-16's And Aircraft Carriers  
User currently offlineBartiniMan From Australia, joined Jul 2001, 315 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12765 times:

Are f-16's capable of landing on aircraft carriers? Because I dont ever recall seeing photos or footage of F-16's landing on carriers.

Thanks,
BartiniMan

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User currently offlineHamfist From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 614 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12740 times:

F-16's...on a carrier???

Well, I guess any fighter could land on a carrier.....once!! Might not exactly be in one piece, but I guess it could be done.

Honestly, if you look at the landing gear of any carrier-based aircraft and then compare it to USAF birds, you'll see that they just aren't built to survive the impact of carrier landings.



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 12736 times:

General Dynamics did propose a carrier version when the Navy was looking for a lightweight fighter.

But one of the big issues with the 16 on carriers is where the nosegear is on the aircraft. The A-7 allready had the nickname of the "People Eater" and the 16's wheel is even closer to the inlet.

The Navy went with a remade Northrop F-17 which was renamed the F-18.



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User currently offlineTomh From United States of America, joined May 1999, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12709 times:

It is easy to become confused if you are watching TV. I just heard an announcer make a mistatement that would make you think F-16s were carrier-based. That said, this has just recently been covered.

PLEASE check previous posts before asking questions. Look here:
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/13068/


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2951 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 12731 times:

This topic just came up here a week ago.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/military/read.main/13068/

T.J.



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